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Section 10
Psychiatric Medication Treatment Interventions
for Suicide Prevention

Question 10 | Test | Table of Contents

University of Washington

Key Points found in Scroll Box below:
1. Standard of care interventions: Inpatient and Anti-depressants
2. Caring letters
3. Effective psychotherapies for suicidal individuals have (at least) 2 differences:
-Treating suicide directly (not just by treating the diagnosis)
-Using an overtly collaborative stance rather than psychiatric interview.
4. Secondary Drivers of Suicidality:
-Pain and Medical problems
-Interpersonal conflict or loss
-Financial Stress
5. Psychotherapy: CBT and DBT

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- Comtois, Kate Ph.D. MPH. Treatment Interventions for Suicide Prevention. University of Washington.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article References:
Hilliard, M. E., Eakin, M. N., Borrelli, B., Green, A., & Riekert, K. A. (2015). Medication beliefs mediate between depressive symptoms and medication adherence in cystic fibrosis. Health Psychology, 34(5), 496–504.

Sinyor, M. (2020). Review of Suicide prevention [Review of the book <I>suicide prevention</i> (3rd revised ed.), by N. Kapur & R. D. Goldney]. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. Advance online publication.

Westefeld, J. S. (2019). Suicide prevention and psychology: A call to action. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 50(1), 1–10.

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